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Gina Mueller

People of Peace

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One of the greater joys I’ve had in ministry over the last years is watching middle school and high school students grow in mission. As in…legitimately begin to live the Great Commission in their everyday life. As I look back and ponder my growth as a leader and how I evolved in leading them in that over the years, there…

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From Frustration to Breakthrough

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One of the tools we use often at 3DM is a simple tool called the SWOT Analysis.  It helps us understand our current reality so we can better focus our energy and make plans for next steps to get where we want to go. This year, we finally have breakthrough in an area that has been camping out in “frustration”…

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Connecting Students to the Whole Body

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Today, our writer Gina Mueller shares insightful and practical thoughts on building bridges between students and the rest of the church body. Gina will be speaking at our upcoming workshop next week! Click here for more details.   Connecting Students to the Whole Body   This year marked a decade in Student Ministry for me.  As I reflect on where…

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Naturally Supernatural with Students

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  I’m captivated by Jesus’ leadership.  He not only shaped the character of the 12 guys that followed him, but he taught them to do the very things they watched him do.  Jesus showed them the power and authority given to Him by the Father through things like physical healings, casting out demons, multiplying food to feed massive crowds, turning…

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Fans or Followers

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As football season is under way, favorite team gear has made its way back out to the front of the closet and life schedules are arranged around when certain games are playing.  I grew up in Nebraska…you can’t live there without being a Husker fan.  Really.  The grocery store is absolutely empty when the game is on.  Families and friends…

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Me-Centric to Kingdom Minded: Helping Students understand People of Peace

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  Students are naturally inward focused.  Developmentally, they are wired to think about themselves.  And our custom designed, special order, have it your way culture helps them keep the focus on “me.”   We understand from the gospels, however, that Jesus set us up to live lives on mission.  The Great Commission doesn’t have an age attached to it.  In…

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Ministry Strategy or My Life?

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There have been a few key principles that have defined the student ministry I lead for the past handful of years.  One of these is training students to live missionally in their world – to take God’s power and presence to their schools, their sports teams, their families, their neighborhoods, the normal everyday places and spaces of their lives. We…

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